What to do on your 48 hour Dubai stopover
Make the most of your holiday with an unforgettable stopover in Dubai before heading on to your final destination. With the city continuously introducing new things to do that suit every type of traveller, there’s never been a better time to plan your Dubai stopover. Here’s a few of our favourite things to do during your 48 hours in Dubai...

Burj Khalifa
What better way to begin your stopover than with a trip up the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa? Rising over 2,710ft, this marvel can be spotted from miles away on a clear day, from Palm Jumeirah to the Dubai Creek. Taking just 90 seconds to reach Level 124, you can then view the breathtaking city from above and even enjoy an outdoor photoshoot with the city below. This is sure to impress your social media followers.

Shopping
With over 95 malls scattered across Dubai, it is a shopper’s paradise that features the largest mall in the world, The Dubai Mall, which has over 1,000 shops to peruse at your leisure. Other notable malls in the city include Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta Mall and Dubai Festival City Mall. Of course, shopping isn’t to everyone’s taste, which is why some malls feature fun alternatives including SkiDubai, Dubai Aquarium and KidZania©.

Desert safari
Taking a trip to the Dubai desert is a must during your stopover as the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve is located just outside of the city, making it easy to access while on an Arabian Adventures excursion. With the opportunity to go dune bashing, witness wildlife in their natural habitat or even dine in the desert, this is always a notable part of any trip to Dubai.

Adrenaline-fuelled fun
Dubai has an abundance of adrenaline-fuelled activities that have visitors going back for more on every visit to the city. Some of these activities include:
- The splash-tastic Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis The Palm or Wild Wadi Waterpark™
- Visiting Dubai Parks and Resorts, the three-in-one giant complex featuring three theme parks including over 100 rides
- Skydiving from a plane over the city with SkyDive Dubai

EXPO 2020 Dubai
Although it is still a year from opening, EXPO 2020 is set to be a phenomenal six-month festival and the first EXPO to be hosted in the Middle East, Africa or South Asia. It is open to everyone, where visitors can see more than 200 participants including nations, businesses and educational institutions showcase their innovations. The three main themes of the EXPO are opportunity, mobility and sustainability. With many ticket types available to purchase, a one or two-day ticket will be perfect to utilise during your Dubai stopover.


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